Rest in Peace, Clarence Clemons

18 Jun

As you may have heard by now, celebrated saxophonist and  longtime soul of the E Street Band Clarence Clemons passed away today at the age of 69. Try imagining “Born to Run” and countless other Bruce Springsteen songs without Clemons’ playing. You probably can’t, and if you can, I’m sure they don’t sound all that good. His playing was that integral to the sound that propelled Springsteen to stardom in the mid-1970s.

For the Cliff’s Notes version of how good Clemons was, listen to 1:46 – 2:05. You’ll be glad you did.

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